A Stroll Around Kirkby Lonsdale

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A stroll around Kirkby Lonsdale with me

Take-away a bacon butty and a cup of tea

Start at Devils Bridge among the motorbikes

This is where we will begin our short hike


The pathway along the River Lune is our walk

Ending up the Radical Steps, breathless, unable to talk

A view made famous by Ruskin and Turner long ago

Across to Underley Hall and the Lune Valley below


Past the gazebo, an original Rectory garden folly

The graveyard adorned with wild flowers and holly

On gravestones, the stories of past lives are found

St Mary's Church, picturesque, set in peaceful grounds


Exit the wrought iron gates towards The Orange Tree

Across the road, The Methodist Church you can see

Around the corner The Sun Hotel and Kings Arms

Market Street reflects the towns historical charms


Pass Plato's, to where once stood the Market Cross

The Courthouse “Up the steps” can be seen across

The Old Manor House stands on the steep Mill Brow

Old mills converted, new homes built and lived in now


Back along the busy and bustling Main Street

More shops, banks, a bakery and places to eat

Red Dragon, Avanti,The Snooty Fox to name three

For breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea


Main Street is the place to do all your shopping

We amble along, just looking, no stopping

Eventually, we arrive at the Market Square

In the centre, a monument, we can sit and rest there


A former bank with a clock face can be seen

The Royal Hotel, named after a visit from a queen

The traditional sweet shop and the chemist too

On Jingling Lane you'll find the chippy and the loo


So much to see, so much we have missed

For your next visit, I have written you a list

Shop for clothes, jewellery, gifts for the home

The hardware store even sell garden gnome


The Vault unlocks stories from days gone by

Dales is the butchers, try an award winning pie

The Bath House sells luxurious gifts galore

Parma Violet has something for everyone and more


GR and RD Taylor the army surplus store

A true Aladdin's cave for all to explore

The Crossing Point, Number 44 and Number 9

The Chocolate shop with its own chocolate mine


The Barn and its brewery for beer and ale

Apparently they put the ale in Kirkby Lonsdale

The perfect place for your next vacation

Visit the Tourist Centre for more information



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julie callaghan

Sun 7th Jun 2020 16:49

Hope you enjoy this virtual stroll around Kirkby Lonsdale. A perfectly safe day out in lock down.

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Wed 3rd Jun 2020 10:17

What a lovely cameo. Enjoyed. P

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